A lot of purple. Not a lot of points
Pick: Vikings 13, Ravens 10
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New York Jets (3-3) at Miami Dolphins (3-2)
I can’t figure out the Dolphins this year. The Jets can’t either.
Pick: Dolphins 24, Jets 16
Arizona Cardinals (3-3) vs. Los Angeles Rams (4-2) in London
The youngest QB/coach combo in the league beats the oldest.
Pick: Rams 27, Cardinals 21
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Jacksonville Jaguars (3-3) at Indianapolis Colts (2-4)
Jacoby Brissett is settling into a role that looks like it might be his for the year.
Pick: Colts 21, Jaguars 17
New Orleans Saints (3-2) at Green Bay Packers (4-2)
No Rodgers means plenty of whine with that cheese.
Pick: Saints 34, Packers 21
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Carolina Panthers (4-2) at Chicago Bears (2-4)
The Panthers are 3-0 in road games, and soon to be 4-0.
Pick: Panthers 28, Bears 14
Tennessee Titans (3-3) at Cleveland Browns (0-6)
Never pick the Browns. Never pick the Browns. Never pick the Browns.
Pick: Titans 24, Browns 13
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Dallas Cowboys (2-3) at San Francisco 49ers (0-6)
San Francisco won’t lose a sixth straight game by three or fewer points.
Pick: Cowboys 27, 49ers 17
Denver Broncos (3-2) at San Diego Chargers (2-4)
The Broncos have won 6 of 7 and 10 of 12 vs. the Chargers.
Pick: Broncos 17, Chargers 16
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Seattle Seahawks (3-2) at New York Giants (1-5)
Beating Trevor Siemian is one thing, knocking off Russell Wilson is something else.
Pick: Seahawks 34, Giants 20
Atlanta Falcons (3-2) at New England Patriots (4-2)
There probably won’t be a 28-3 lead to blow this time, but what the heck…
Pick: Patriots 34, Falcons 28, OT
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Washington Redskins (3-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (5-1)
Still not completely sold on the Eagles, but let’s ride with them another week
Pick: Eagles 28, Redskins 24
Cincinnati Bengals (2-3) at Pittsburgh Steelers (4-2)
It’s pretty much a must-win for the Bengals, and you know how those usually go.
Pick: Steelers 24, Bengals 20
This year: 52-34